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Who Should I Draft?

Zac Gallen or Max Fried (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
32 of 50 experts
36%
Recommended by
18 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 52
Best Rank# 16# 24
Worst Rank# 169# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 132
Best Rank# 109# 103
Worst Rank# 158# 139
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6161
Wins44
Saves00
ERA4.224.04
WHIP1.311.34
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 34# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 107
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 49
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 50
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 49
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 51
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 76
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 40# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 44
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 47# 49
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 39# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 61
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 55
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 53# 57
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 60
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 49
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 40# 78
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 65# 67
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 51
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 38# 50
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 39
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 48# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 49# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 44
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 52# 51
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 52
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 51
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 66# 64
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 67# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 74# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 169# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1533
   
Games Started1530
   
Innings Pitched80.2166.1
   
Wins317
   
Losses66
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed62175
   
Earned Runs2577
   
Home Runs Allowed821
   
Strikeouts96173
   
Walks3647
   
ERA2.814.18
   
WHIP1.231.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched58.660.8
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5560
   
Earned Runs2727
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts6161
   
Walks2221
   
ERA4.224.04
   
WHIP1.311.34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Max Fried
SP,RP - ATL
Max Fried
News 
 Zac Gallen did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies. He allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings, while striking out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 12th
Braves starter Max Fried tossed five scoreless innings in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out six.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 10th
 Zac Gallen took a no-decision Thursday against the Astros, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out seven in six innings.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 7th
Max Fried improved to 2-0 on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, spinning six innings of one-run ball while striking out three.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 5th
 Zac Gallen gave up two runs on five hits while striking out nine and walking one over six strong innings, taking a no-decision in the D-Backs 5-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Aug 1st
Braves starter Max Fried allowed just one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 31st
 Zac Gallen allowed one run on two hits and five walks over four innings Sunday against the Padres. He struck out six in the no-decision.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 26th
Braves starter Max Fried allowed two earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 25th
 Zac Gallen allowed two earned runs on five hits while striking out two and walking a pair over 3.2 innings in Saturday's 6-6 tie against the Angels.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Mar 7th
Max Fried is scheduled to throw an intrasquad game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Notes 
 It was surprising when the Marlins decided to trade Gallen to Arizona, but we are talking about a franchise that also traded Luis Castillo and Chris Paddack away. Gallen has a nice four-pitch mix, and if he replicates his minor- and major-league success from 2019, you're looking at a Top 50 pick in 2021.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Fried is a popular breakout pick, but will the limitation early on his innings be too much for him to be a top 35 pitcher?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Gallen was so absurdly dominant in Triple-A in 2019 that his MLB performance, while highly impressive, felt slightly disappointing. But his fastball, curveball, and changeup were all plus pitches in the majors, and there's every reason to expect him to continue to grow as a pitcher. There's somehow some question mark around his rotation spot, but cream usually rises to the top, and he should not only be one of the Diamondbacks' five starters, but he should excel. Expect excellent overall numbers and draft him accordingly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Fried's 2019 was positive, but his 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP left a lot to be desired. His 17 wins and solid strikeout rate masked some of the issues, but he certainly doesn't look like a pitcher ready to jump into the upper echelon. Still, Fried's FIP and xFIP were lower than his ERA, and his expected stats showed he had some bad luck. Put it all together and Fried's a decent option with upside, but not one who you should expect to lead your fantasy rotation in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 With innings come strikeouts for Gallen and 2020 is the year he pitches more of them and becomes a relevant Fantasy SP. He is a steal currently and Fantasy owners need to load up on their shares.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Fried likely has the highest fantasy ceiling of all Braves pitchers and certainly the most strikeout potential. You just have to be okay with the growing pains that come along with it.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy